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Calculating the Financial Benefits of Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs): the case of a condo building

September 30th, 2008 · 11 Comments

We have all become armored against advertising and the claims of “save $26” (or more) on a CFL package are hard to believe. In addition, in our culture, we focus on the cost to buy (CTB) rather than the cost to own (CTO). Thus, in a weird perversion of Benjamin Franklin, we focus on [...]

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Tags: CFL · Energy · analysis · electricity · energy efficiency · financial policy · incandescent lighting · lighting

Making Energy Cents — From the Home to the Globe

June 24th, 2008 · 16 Comments

Energy has become an ever-more central part of my life - personal, intellectual, and professional. This ranges from working with the Energize America team (and leading revamped EA2020 for 2007 and legislative action), to serving on the Board of The Energy Consensus (a non-profit working to change the discussion of energy in DC), being trained [...]

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Tags: CFL · Energize America · Energy · Global Warming · Uncategorized · eco-friendly · electricity · energy efficiency · environmental · green

CFLs and Mercury … reducing the problem …

May 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Walmart continues to make news in the ‘greening’ / energy efficiency environment.  Earlier this week, there was the announcement of a large solar buy.  Today, they announced a path forward for reducing mercury in compact flourescent lightbulbs (CFLs). As given prominence earlier this year, Wal-Mart is seeking to sell 100+ million CFLs per year. (For an [...]

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Tags: CFL · Wal-Mart · lighting · pollution

Walmart … lighting a revolution for energy efficiency use?

May 10th, 2007 · 2 Comments

As discussed prominently in the New York Times earlier this year, Walmart has committed to pushing aggressively for sales of compact fluorescent lightbulb sales in its stores, targeting a doubling of CFL sales of from 50 to 100 million CFLs by 2008.
CFLs burn roughly 25% of the electicity of incandescent lightbulbs, last longer, and thus [...]

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Tags: CFL · Wal-Mart · business practice · energy efficiency · lighting

Raleigh to abandon incandescents, leapfrog CFLs, and go all LED?

March 8th, 2007 · 2 Comments

According to the Department of Energy, just about 22% of US electrical use goes to lighting. And, satellite images showing so much of America lit up like an overloaded Christmas tree are just one indicator that much of this lighting is wasted.But, while much of the light itself is wasted, the way lighting is done [...]

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Tags: CFL · LED · cities · energy efficiency · incandescent lighting · lighting